Sunday, May 25

HOW TO: Make Buffalo Pizza

(shown with sausage)
Buffalo pizza is slowly becoming a widely spread and very popular pizza. Made with a slightly thicker buffalo sauce, to prevent running, this pizza has kick in every bite! Found often with chicken chunks or sausage chunks, this pizza is also becoming a household favorite in my house!

Making pizza is a very easy thing to do, the trick to a perfect pizza is to part cook the crust before topping it. Unless you a have a fancy pizza stone or a pizza oven, precooking will allow the crust to get the right texture and not be doughy in the middle when serving. this pizza takes 20 minutes to make and will serve three to four people.

To begin making this pizza preheat your oven to 425' and gently spraying a baking sheet with cooking spray. Now you a going to gently stretch your pizza dough out to form a 11" x 15" rectangle, if your lucky you have a baking tray the same size and you can just go right to the edges. You can use homemade dough, store bought dough, or even canned pizza dough to do this. It will all be the same.

Now your going to part cook the dough to get it nice a ready for your toppings. place dough in the oven and set a timer for 5-8 minutes, you want the crust to have a golden color just beginning to develop on the bottom edges. While this cooks lets get the toppings ready.

You are going to need:

1 1/2 cup diced chicken or sausage
1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick)
3 tbsp Frank's hot sauce
1 tbsp white vinegar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper

Let's start by making the sauce. In a small bowl melt butter in the microwave. once melted mix in hot sauce, vinegar, salt, and pepper.

Once the sauce is made and crust is ready, lets build a pizza!

Evenly pour and coat sauce over the crust.

Spread diced chicken or sausage over sauce.

Spread shredded mozzarella cheese across the top of the pizza.

Return to pizza for another 5-8 minutes or until cheese has turn golden and crust is a nice even dark golden color.

Slice, serve, and cheers!